Two NESCAC Student-Athletes Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large Teams

Two NESCAC Student-Athletes Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large Teams

Courtesy of Bowdoin and Trinity Sports Information

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Team

AUSTIN, Texas - Seniors Martha Griffin of Trinity and Kim Kahnweiler of Bowdoin have been named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Teams. Kahnweiler was selected to the Second Team, while Griffin was named to the Third Team.

A senior economics major, Kahnweiler anchored a Bowdoin defense that permitted just 16 goals in 21 games (0.73 GAA) and finished this season as NESCAC Champions and NCAA Division III Finalists. She also added two goals and three assists in 2015 giving her four goals and seven assists for 15 career points from the backfield.

Last season, she was named the Division III Honda Athlete of the Year nominee in field hockey, a National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) First Team All-American and the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. The co-captain was also a two-time All-NESCAC and All-New England First Team honoree and multiple-time Academic All-NESCAC recipient. Last week, she was named co-winner of the school's Anne L.E. Dane Award for Outstanding Leadership by a Female Athlete.

Griffin, a senior majoring in neuroscience, was named the NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year, the Trinity College Senior Female Athlete of the Year (Trinity Club of Hartford Award), and an IWLCA First Team All-American this spring. She netted 53 markers to go along with 22 assists for 75 points. Fifteen of her tallies came on free-position attempts and she also ranked second on the team in ground balls (47), draw controls (57), and caused turnovers (36).

In her career, Griffin finished second all-time at Trinity in goals (201), assists, (77), and points (278) to go with 326 shots, 50 free-position goals, 141 ground balls, 203 draw controls (new Trinity record), and 82 caused turnovers in 90 games.

The Academic All-America At-Large team was created to honor those outstanding student-athletes who do not compete in the sports that have their own Academic All-America teams: baseball, softball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer, football, women's volleyball, men's and women's track & field/cross country.

The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2015-16 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.